Author of documents

Muerte en el olvido / Ángel González

Edición digital a partir de la 2ª ed. de A todo amor : antología personal, Madrid, Visor-Libros, 1997. -- Pertenece a Áspero mundo (1956).

Video recordings for the hearing impaired

Muerte en el olvido / Ángel González

Video recordings for the hearing impaired

Cuestión de palabras / Ángel González, Luis García Montero

Edición digital a partir de la de Cuadernos Hispanoamericanos, núm. 680 (febrero 2007), pp. 35-42


Author as subject

Related authors González, Ángel, 1925-2008

Contemporary authors to González, Ángel, 1925-2008

More information

González, Ángel
Date of birth:
Date of death:
Variant name:
González Muñiz, Ángel
Uniform Resource Locator:

Ángel González Muñiz (September 6, 1925 – January 12, 2008) was a major Spanish poet of the twentieth century. González was born in Oviedo. He took a law degree at the University of Oviedo and, in 1950, moved to Madrid to work in Civil Administration. It was in Madrid that he first began to write and publish his poetry, becoming friends with many of the leading Spanish writers who encouraged his work. His first book of poems, Áspero mundo (\"Harsh World\"), was an immediate critical success. His second book, Grado elemental (\"Elementary Grade\"), was published in Paris and won the prestigious Antonio Machado Prize for Poetry. He published eight more books of poetry and edited several anthologies and books of literary criticism, including critical editions on the poetry of Juan Ramón Jiménez and Antonio Machado. Two books have appeared in English translation: Harsh World and Other Poems (Princeton University Press, 1977, translated by Donald Walsh) and Astonishing World: The Selected Poems of Ángel González (Milkweed Editions, 1993, translated by Steven Ford Brown). He is also the recipient of the Angel María de Lera Hispanism Prize for his contributions to Hispanic Culture from the University of Colorado (U.S.), the Príncipe de Asturias Prize (Spain), the Salerno Poetry Prize (Italy) and the Premio Reina Sofía Iberoamericas Prize (Spain). In 1997 he was appointed as the Chair of the Real Academia Española. In 2004 he was awarded the inaugural Federico García Lorca Poetry Prize by the City of Granada. His work is represented in the major anthologies of Spanish poetry of the 20th century, and is also included in the Vintage Book Of Contemporary World Poetry (Random House, 1996). He taught at the University of New Mexico from 1974 to 1994. Before his death in January 2008 in Madrid, he divided his time between New Mexico and Spain.

Information provided by Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 3.0)